Keystone Homebrew Supply
Jason Harris opened Keystone Homebrew Supply in 1992. He originally hoped to open his own brewery, but found the homebrew experience too rewarding. To this day, Keystone continues to provide quality beer and wine making supplies and expert advice. Lou Balli, General Manager, adds that Keystone’s mission is to “provide a fun and educational experience for local brewers and winemakers, and superior service and selection for all of our customers.”
When walking into Keystone, customers can expect to be greeted by a staff with over 100 years of combined experience in homebrewing. In addition, they will have access to a wide variety of products that fit a range of needs from novice brewers to semi-pros and beyond.
“We want to give our customers plenty of options to try new things and achieve their brewing goals”, says Lou. “For some, that's making their process faster and easier. Others are more interested in improving their consistency or efficiency. Some want to develop pro-grade skills, while others find casual experimentation to be the most rewarding aspect. We aim to be a one-stop shop to help everyone get the most out of this great hobby!”
One of the most rewarding parts of the business for the team at Keystone has been watching the growth of their customers. From working with homebrew clubs, making friendships, and seeing customers go from starting with a kit to opening a brewery later, working in the homebrew business has always been fun and exciting.
Keystone Homebrew Supply and Spike
A newer relationship for Keystone has been working with Spike. They particularly like Spike’s array of options, from custom kettles to products for new and advanced brewers, as well as upgrades for everyone in between. “Other than the obvious quality of their equipment, another thing we like about Spike is the terrific customer service. Inquiries are always answered quickly, and we feel they listen when we have suggestions. We have been very happy with our partnership!”
While Lou thinks that the pursuit of the perfect homebrew is a noble goal, he advises all brewers to have fun. “The sky is the limit on what you can make. Be sure to try new things, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes!”